Falcons' New Stadium Plans are Insane

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  1. IAmLegend

    IAmLegend Well-Known Member

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    The Atlanta Falcons are building a new stadium, and the Georgia World Congress Center has compiled a report with a few prospective designs and amenities that might be featured at the new stadium. They are crazy.

    First design (retractable roof that "spins" open)





    Includes a theatre in the stadium for those who can't get tickets


    2nd design - "The Solarium" (glass house effect)


    With retractable roof



    With "impact seating" where the seats shake whenever there's a hit..


    Here's a link to the website that has the Full designs of these stadiums and shows all the layering of the stadium and what not IF they are built. Also some interior shots. Pretty crazy.

    http://www.gwcc.com/about/stadium/r...resented to Stadium Development Committee.pdf
  2. Wheeltax

    Wheeltax Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that is awesome...love the theater idea.

    I look forward to other teams building stadiums they can't fill with their own fans, either. :)
  3. cajuncocoa

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    Looks cool!!
  4. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    It's really neat, but in the wrong city.

    Truth is, if the Falcons have 2 losing seasons in a row, tickets will go for cheap. Falcons fans are very fair weather and the area was hit ultra hard with the economy. A friend of mine bought a $160K condo in 2004 in the Vinings area (an upscale area of Atlanta). He bought a new home and when I asked him about the condo he said he was renting it out because he could not even get $40K for it now.

    Of course, it is the home to the SEC championship. But, less people are interested in going there as they shut down the Buckhead night life in place for condo high rises that are largely vacant.

    I tend to think it's hard not to make money in the NFL. But I feel that something like this would be better spent in another city besides that one.

  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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  6. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    They're both cool.
  7. muck4doo

    muck4doo Least-Known Member

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    Great designs, but haven't the Falcons already been in 2 different stadiums over the last 20 years?
  8. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, I see the 2nd happening more than the 1st. The 1st has a lot of moving parts which means high mantainence which means expensive repairs. I definitley could see something like the 2nd being built with reflective glass otherwise the climate control bill would be out of the is world in the summer.
  9. KDM256

    KDM256 Active Member

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    Can't front but that 1st concept is bad ... Second one is not to bad either
  10. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    They won't be able to afford a design like the first one without going way over budget.
  11. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Apparently Atlanta is flush with money. The Georgia Dome is only 20 years old and had a $300 million renovation back in 2008. You would think the last thing they needed was a new football stadium. The only conclusion is they have too much money to know what to do with in Atlanta.
  12. TVMan

    TVMan Active Member

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    The Solarium looks like a shed you buy at Home Depot.
    Sort of dull.
  13. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    2nd design is the best. I'm not a huge fan of the 1st design.
  14. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    I concur but they got a fairly young team and should be very competitive barring injury for the next 5-7 years...
  15. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I like the fact both designs are completely unique.
  16. Vanilla2

    Vanilla2 Well-Known Member

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    Where's the youth?

    Julio? Yes

    Ryan? Entering 6th season so maybe.

    They've been very lucky injury wise through out this run and I have a feeling the luck will soon run out.

    Also don't discount what the Julio trade has done to the depth on the defensive side of the ball. Well that and the golden boy not really being able to find d line help.

    As for the stadiums the second design is the best, but its just a case of Artie Bland getting a case of ***** envy with all the other stadiums.

    Including the one located in Arlington.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    The second one looks like a huge Hanger to me. I mean, yeah, the roof is retractable but seriously, aesthetically, it's hideous.

  18. brucekr

    brucekr Active Member

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    Not a big fan of either honestly. The 2nd one with the roof open looks ok, but looks like a storage shed when closed up.
  19. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    I have a feeling I'd enjoy the seat shaking a little too much...
  20. Proximo

    Proximo Well-Known Member

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    That's just not right.


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